The Brewers are Back!
Going into the All-Star Break, the Brewers were leading the NL Central division by 5.5 games. After the All-Star Break, their division rival Cubs led the division and the Brewers dropped back by as many as 2.5 games. After this, the Brewers have won 4 of their last 10, but they are on a recent 4 game winning streak; tied for the best win streak in the National League.
This is all part of their recent winning ways. In last weekend's series against the Reds, the Brewers won 2 out of 3, including an extra-inning wild pitch walk-off win. Then when they faced the Pirates they won both games by score margins of 2 and 1 as Manny Pina hit a go-ahead home run to give the Brewers the 7-6 win in their most recent game.
What made this current 4 game winning streak possible for the Brewers was when they acquired pitcher Brandon Woodruff and Mets second baseman Neil Walker. In woodruff's career with the Brewers he has thrown 8 strikeouts and has an ERA of 1.50. As a result, the Brewers pitching rotation has gotten much better. And, as of August 17, the Brew Crew is now only 1 game behind the Cubs in the race for the NL Central crown.
But don't let their record fool you. Starting tomorrow, the Brewers have a nine game road trip as they will first go to Colorado this weekend, then they meet the Giants in the Bay, and possibly their biggest test yet, the Brewers must travel to LA to play the 85-34 Dodgers. After that they'll go back home to Miller Park to face the red hot third place Cardinals who are 2 games back in the division.
The fight to October is going to be tough until the end but I can guarantee you this. The Brewers have come back from the dead and are back to the way they were in mid-July. And if they can keep this up, they just might be looking at the Postseason in their rearview mirror.
Postseason Countdown: 47 days
October Countdown: 45 days